armrest

noun
arm·​rest | \ -ˌrest How to pronounce armrest (audio) \

Definition of armrest

: a support for the arm

Examples of armrest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Back-seat occupants get their own climate control system, along with heated seats and a fold-down armrest. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "All SUV, all of the time: The Range Rover Sport reviewed," 12 July 2018 My Platinum model's seats were covered with premium cashmere Ascot leather, and the dash, upper door panels, armrests, center console and steering wheel were Ascot leather, with diamond-quilted Alcantara inserts. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Nissan Maxima: 'Four-door sports car' gets some upgrades for 2018," 9 Feb. 2018 There's also the usual storage bin with an adjustable armrest, which is a pleasant touch. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Love the hardware, hate the UI: The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid," 13 Dec. 2018 Fans use their phones to scan a QR code on their armrest and choose from an in-seat menu. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "French Catering Company Sodexo Seeks Acquisitions in U.S., Other Markets," 26 Nov. 2018 Cameras and other sensors in the headset scan surrounding objects and surfaces—from your arms to the chair’s armrest. Joanna Stern, WSJ, "Magic Leap Headset Test Drive: Off Your Phone and Into Your World," 8 Aug. 2018 When Trump spoke, Putin leaned to his right in his chair, his elbow placed on the armrest near a small table that separated the two. Ken Thomas And Jonathan Lemire, Fox News, "The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit," 16 July 2018 When Trump spoke, Putin leaned to his right in his chair, his elbow placed on the armrest near a small table that separated the two. Jonathan Lemire, The Seattle Times, "The wink, the slouch — the non-verbal cues at the summit," 16 July 2018 Rear cubby storage is limited to two unusually small door pockets and the small cupholders found in the center-seat pull-down armrest. Michael Simari, Car and Driver, "2018 Toyota Prius," 17 Jan. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'armrest.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of armrest

1849, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about armrest

Dictionary Entries near armrest

armpiece

armpit

armrack

armrest

arms control

armscye

arms deal

Statistics for armrest

Last Updated

27 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for armrest

The first known use of armrest was in 1849

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for armrest

armrest

noun

English Language Learners Definition of armrest

: the part of a seat in a car, an airplane, etc., that supports your arm

More from Merriam-Webster on armrest

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with armrest

Spanish Central: Translation of armrest

Comments on armrest

What made you want to look up armrest? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of authority or knowledge

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!